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Future Cutting Boards

by Mark Smith
posted 12-10-2012 10:59 PM


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#1 posted 12-10-2012 11:59 PM

Were they auctioning any glue? You are going to need a lot of it!!

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#2 posted 12-10-2012 11:59 PM

You will be the cutting board king if you use all that wood for CBs! :D

-- Art

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#3 posted 12-11-2012 12:21 AM

No they weren’t on the glue, but I am seeing that the glue is going to be the most expensive part of the process. The wood, at this point is free to me, so glue, sand paper, CNC router bits, and mineral oil is the only thing I’m paying for, and glue does seem to be the most expensive thing so far.

-- Mark Smith, Tracy, CA., http://www.markscustomwoodcrafts.com

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#4 posted 12-11-2012 12:24 AM

What amazes me is the money sitting there if I were able to sell all this at the price Woodcrafts charges which out here is about $9 a foot. That tall stack of walnut is about 40 layers. Each layer is 24 by 24 so it’s 4 bf. So the entire stack is 160 bf and at $9 a bf that would be $1440.00 retail price!

-- Mark Smith, Tracy, CA., http://www.markscustomwoodcrafts.com

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Alexandre

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#5 posted 12-11-2012 12:42 AM

5 Gallon of titebondIII…. $ 150….
55 gallons ( a drum) of titebond III… $1527… I dont think you’ll need 55 gallons..

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#6 posted 12-11-2012 12:46 AM

Wow that’s a lot of material. Now you can try and catch up with Degoose :))

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Mark Smith

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#7 posted 12-11-2012 04:36 AM

Where can you buy Titebond III in the gallon jug size? I’m thinking I saw it someplace, but now I can’t remember where I saw it. I don’t think it was at Woodcraft.

-- Mark Smith, Tracy, CA., http://www.markscustomwoodcrafts.com

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#8 posted 12-11-2012 05:14 AM

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#9 posted 12-11-2012 06:05 AM

Wow I would just love to have some of that wood. The pile I got for next to nothing is all warped and twisted so I spend what seems forever getting them flat before I can start thinking of making boards.

-- --- Richard Jackson

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#10 posted 12-11-2012 06:11 AM

I am definitely envious of the wood, the space to put it and the time to do it. but i am not a full time-this is my job- woodworker. I saw a similar sight in John Ormsby’s shop. a few hundred-it seemed- cutting boards and over a hundred boxes. Production work is way beyond me. Where will you sell all of these? I want to be sure I don’t book a show you are at!! But I would assume a retail outlet. I am told that many kitchen stores don’t seem to sell good cutting boards. maybe try them.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#11 posted 12-11-2012 12:06 PM

Great haul. We all should be watching for this kind of thing.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#12 posted 12-11-2012 12:08 PM

Lowes and Menards have gallon size jugs. :-)

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#13 posted 12-11-2012 12:34 PM

My local normand ( canada) Has 55 gallon barrels…. Only one has been sold… I only buy the 1oz one :)

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Mark Smith

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#14 posted 12-11-2012 06:13 PM

I don’t need the 55 gallon size, that would probably go bad before I use it. But I do need to start buying gallons sizes. I don’t think our local Lowes had the 1 gallon size, but I’ll check again. I do know I remember seeing it someplace, but I can’t remember where. It may have been Rockler.

On the wood purchase, I happened to be looking at the right auction websites at the right time. I didn’t measure all the wood, but I estimated I had about 12,000 board feet total. It took two truck loads to get it here and a giant fork lift to get it all into the shop. Now that I’ve sold all I’m going to sell, I’ll confess the wood cost me $1300 and delivery was $400. I sold at least 2/3rds of it and have kept the rest. I sold it at half of what people could buy it for retail and then I was very generous with my measurements. I did have a High School Woodshop teacher come get a lot and I ended up giving him about as much as he bought once I found out he was buying it with his own money and then giving it to his students. So in the end, I made enough to pay for the original purchase, buy a jointer, a planer, and a new Dewalt mitersaw, and still keep about 3 or 4 thousand board feet in the shop. I’m a happy camper with that deal.

-- Mark Smith, Tracy, CA., http://www.markscustomwoodcrafts.com

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#15 posted 12-11-2012 06:17 PM

This is what it looked like the day of delivery. The stack outside is white oak and we had to hand carry that into the shop because the forklift couldn’t fit it all in.

-- Mark Smith, Tracy, CA., http://www.markscustomwoodcrafts.com

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#16 posted 12-11-2012 06:28 PM

I know my local HD has Titebond II in the gallon size, not sure about Titebond III though. If you don’t mind my asking, what did you pay for all that wood? Just curious as I have no idea what kind of demand there is at auctions for this sort of thing.

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#17 posted 12-11-2012 06:39 PM

Look two posts up, I put in there what I paid.

-- Mark Smith, Tracy, CA., http://www.markscustomwoodcrafts.com

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#18 posted 12-11-2012 06:59 PM

@Robert, I have no idea where I’m going to sell them. Is that a good business plan? Probably not, but that’s the advantage of this being a retirement job. Although I do want to make money, I don’t have to. So it takes the pressure off. I’ve looked at quite a few different ways to sell them and yes going to retail stores is one of those ways. I want to get 30 or 40 made up before I start going out to the stores. The problem I have now is every one I make gets bought, but it’s my wife buying them all to give to her friends and so far I haven’t seen any payments yet. I can’t stay in business long doing that!

-- Mark Smith, Tracy, CA., http://www.markscustomwoodcrafts.com

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#19 posted 12-11-2012 07:11 PM

Anybody that has kids in school knows that they are always selling something for fundraising for the band or some other school activity. They typically are trying to sell over priced food stuff like meat and cheese at twice the price at the store. I have thought of contacting band teachers and other fundraising groups ( such as after prom) parents to sell some of my stuff. You give them a % or flat amount per item. Has anyone tried this method. I know I’ve bought some things I never wanted, but how can you turn down your nephew or niece. The amount you give up in commission I belive is well worth not having to load up, set up and spend two days sitting at a craft show.

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#20 posted 12-11-2012 07:35 PM

Bullhead, anything is worth a try, but like you said in the items the kids do sell they are selling for twice the price and in most cases what they are selling is some type of mass produced item where the actual cost of the item is probably 20% or less of what they are selling it for.

-- Mark Smith, Tracy, CA., http://www.markscustomwoodcrafts.com

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#21 posted 12-11-2012 09:56 PM

Keep us posted with your beautiful creations.

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